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so nobody is too smug about japan being too perverted. we are at least as disturbed. they do things in velour id -- very visual ways, let's put it that way. >> we go to tokyo. to copenhagen. israel. detroit. spain. sicily. a number of -- all of the episodes are amazing and we will go through them at 10:00 eastern. but before you take your last bite on 10:00 p.m. eastern, watch season finale, on cnn. we will see you live here at 10:00 p.m. eastern right after that. next hour of cnn starts right now. >> you're in the cnn newsroom, i'm martin savidge, i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us. don is far away on special assignment, as you may have just seen. las vegas. we'll be back in touch.
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we have to start overseaes with that desperate national emergency now facing the people of the philippines. nationwide recovery effort just beginning after a tremendous pounding by a monstrous typhoon. this was the storm when it was tearing buildings to pieces and sending millions of people to any shelter they could find. a staggering number of people didn't make it. international red cross says the death toll may soar past 10,000, in all casualty figures finally in. >> in nearly every populated area, people finding clean drinking water and food, hospitals are overrun. and veteran emergency officials tell cnn that this is by far the worse devastation in the philippines that they've ever seen. >> paula hancocks is in an airport a few hundred miles south of manila. it took the full force of this
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enormous typhoon. tell us what the area looks like today and where do people even start to begin to recover? >>. >> reporter: well, martin, we have people coming through the airport. it takes a couple hours to walk through devastation. they are coming here from food and water. absolute basics. the food and water is now getting through to the city itself as the road is cleared, but not enough. we have a couple of updates of what is happening on the ground. now we know that u.s. boots are on the ground as well. just met a couple of the military working with the u.s. embassy. they are expecting the forward advance team this morning, to assess exactly what is needed from the united states. and then, it is possible that we could see u.s. planes here as early as this afternoon to help bring in supplies and to contact people who are desperate to escape. >> carrying all they could from their devastated lives. a steady stream of typhoon
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victims keeps arriving at the airport. looking for food, water, and escape. magina fernandez lost her home and business. she is desperate it leave on the next military plane. >> get international help to come here, now. not tomorrow, now. this is really, really like, bad, bad, worse than hell. worse than hell. >> as the president of the philippines arrives to assess the damage, fernandez passes on her anger. >> we need to get the word out because we can't do this alone. >> there is also a break down, especially in the local government, necessary first responders. and too many of them were also affected and did not report for work. that also contributed to the slow delivery. >> people here were convinced that it looked like a tsunami. >> the mayor also lost his life in the storm surge. he admits a death toll as high
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as 10,000 is possible. >> i've not spoken to anyone who lost someone a relative or close to them. now we are looking for as many as we can and we are still trying to retrieve so many people. >> faces here tell a story of horror. >> many of the people here have been walking for hours through the devastation to get here to get food and water from the military themselves. many of them just say that they were too desperate it wait for help to get to them. the yuoung, the old and injured all bought a c-130, leaving death and destruction behind them. >> so martin, this airport has become the hub for the relief supplies and also for people trying to get food and water. let me show you the seen here at tacloban airport. can you see the devastation. you can see the overturned cars and destroyed buildings and.
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trees are stripped completely bare from this storm surge. reached up to the second story in this area. and there are many hundreds of people who are coming here for food and water. can you probably see in the distance, as the military is giving out those basic supplies. many people just couldn't wait any longer in the city itself. they today come here and get supplies for themselves and also many people cannot stay here any longer. they don't have a home to stay in. it is also about to start the rainy season here and we understand in the next dior so there's another storm obviously not as brutal but when you don't have shelter these people will be feeling the pain. martin? >> yeah, they will indeed. thank you very much. paula is part after large news cnn is there and ivan watson, caught an emergency flight out of ma nnila as soon as the stor passed. >> the first major population center to be struck by super
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typhoon haiyan. amid the ruins of the airport here, desperate people waiting for food and clean water. some hoping for a flight out of the storm zone. >> hopefully we can get a c-130 to manila. it is a waiting game, as with any situation like this. it's cat graphic. >> some residents say they are terrified of lawlessness and looting. >> we are forming groups. since last night we have results one foe, we were all awake the whole night. we have our -- [ inaudible ] >> you are afraid of being robbed. >> yeah, we are afraid of being robbed. >> from the misery and fear, we fly west. following the path of the storm. to rohas, kalibo and busuanga.
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they are trying to assess the damage of the island if philippines. >> i was 37 years in the air force. i have flown all over the country. and i have experienced storms before, but not to the extent of this one. >> in the other towns we saw, the typhoon shattered windows and ripped off roofs. but fortunately, these communities did not suffer the far more deadly surge of ocean water that swept through tacloban. the typhoon swept through here days ago and now the long hard work of rebuilding has just begun. all of this damage was done in just a matter of hours and nobody here really knows how long it will take to truly recover. >> no water.
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and we have no flights. no boat coming here. so we have no food. >> haiyan shocked an island nation long accustomed to typhoons. everyone here tells us they've never seen a storm this powerful before. ivan watson, cnn, tacloban in the philippines. >> cnn members saw the typhoon. they thought they would be sheltered from the storm but were not. listen. >> winds under so powerful, you can see they stripped door frames out of wall. in fact, tim schwartz and andrew stevens with storm chaser helped rescue people trapped in their rooms by using a mattress. through out the world people are seeing these images and are startled by what is coming out of the philippines. for many living in the u.s. the pictures of devastation are too
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much to bear since they cannot reach their loved ones. >> some people are trying to make contact by sending messages through cnn ireports. this couple just left for a honeymoon in the philippines. jacqueline from virginia is desperate for any word from her parents. she hasn't heard from them in two days. they live in one of the devastated areas. and her mother's hometown. people in the devastated areas are using the ireports to work in other directions to try to get word out since all communications are down. douglas manta wrote one of the notes from tacloban, saying they are safe. and we uploaded it to our ireport site. and messages like that are priceless. find out how you can help and
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get involved. go to cnn.com/impact. there's no deal on curbing iran's nuclear enrichment program. after three days of intense talks and high hopes. they have all ended now in geneva. secretary of state john kerry says the progress was made and diplomacy takes time. a fresh round of talks on iran's nuclear program will resume next week as prime minister netanyahu warned it would be a bad deal for peace. a top state official arrived today to address netanyahu's complaints. a satellite will drop out of the sky. and we're not quite sure where it will land. plus, don lemon is in las vegas for the season finale of anthony bourdain "parts unknown." we will check in with him, next. t is what makes us different. we take the time to get to know you
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i want to give you a head's up, literally. european satellite that ran out of fuel will start falling from the sky. could be tomorrow. it'll be sometime in the next few days and fragments of the 2,000 pound spacecraft are expected to make it all wait to the earth's surface. chad meyer explains why we're not exactly sure where it's going to hit. >> remember back in february, a meteor slammed into a small russian town? we never saw it coming because it came from the direction of the sun an tell scopes were blinded by the light. this is different. this is a satellite launched by the european space agency in 2009. it's job was to map the earth's gravitational field. ironic, with now more than 2400 pounds, is drifting back toward earth. it is expected to come crashing down soon. but exactly where is much less clear. on timing of impact an official
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with the european space agency told the new york times, concretely our best engineering prediction is now for reentry on sunday with a possibility of it slipping into early monday. it is easy it track satellites because they are always close to the earth. asteroids are harder to find and much more dangerous. so the question is, do we know where they all are? >> if it is really big, we know where they are. the ones that would render us d distinct or possibly disrupt life as we know it. >> satellites are easy to track. there's an app for that. right there. satellites are spinning around the earth and most of them some day will have a date with gravity. scientists say debris is falling to the earth all the time. most of it harmless. but three feet in diameter, it can do damage, depending on
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where it lands. cnn, atlanta. >> keeping with that theme of unpredictable, don lemon is joining us from las vegas. >> hello. is this the full thing or am i just teasing what's coming up? this is the big cahouna right now? i hear music so i'm thinking we are going to break. marty, how you doing. las vegas is beautiful right now. sunset, and the strip is back that way. right? that's where all of the big lighted hotels and casinos are. we're in downtown. which used to be the strip. the original strip which started in the '40s '50s. which, what's the name of this street again? fremont street. i want to bring in derek. he is one of the owners. stonebarringer. derek, atomic. it was originally virginia. >> in 1945 it was a restaurant.
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but that was during war time and it was hard to get food. about 40, 50 miles away, people started watching the tests, at test site. people started coming where we are here, drinking alcohol, like this, and having toasts and watching the mushroom clouds go. >> so they started doing that, they started doing that because it was more interesting, they thought, than what was being served here. and they would come here it watch and so the name changed to atomic liquor in the' t 50s. >> yes, they built the unbelievable sign. changed the name to atomic liquors and it was the first free standing bar outside of the system. >> anthony bourdain, we're going to do a sort of wrap up show after his show. detroit will air at 9:00 p.m. then last bite at 10:00 p.m. can you go at part unknown at at
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cnn on twitter as well. anthony loves this place. he thinks it is iconic of america. this is about sustain builtbility and downtown areas. detroit is coming back. people want it to come back. when downtown went away, it was isolated, this bar stood the test of time. and stayed open. >> it did. it was done here. this used to be a huge motel called the ambassador. there used to be things in the '50s, '60s. it was demolished and now it is all coming back. we are on fremont. every week there is something knew being built. >> vegas is really different than i remember even five kwaye ago, ten years ago. i would say, i don't like going to vegas. now i like coming to las vegas. is it the cuisine, you a then the if ication of downtown, what
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is it? >> everything you just said. great chefs. fabulous restaurants. entertainment. and new stuff happening. new industry being built. downtown project, all of the inflex of everything happening. it is bringing interest from all around the world. >> when nooanthony said, we wano do the wrap-up show, what did you think? >> it made sense that he picked the coolest spot in town, oldest bar in vegas. but we are so grateful you guys are here. and thank you, seriously, for doing this. >> let's show them how beautiful it is. look at mountains behind derek here. as far as can you see, all the way around here. even where the old testing site was just before those mountains. just unbelievable landscape here. and listen, as i said, tonight we will be here at 10:00 p.m. eastern. make sure you go on twitter, you can hashtag last bite. and if you are in the area, we invite you to come down.
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several viewing stations where people are already showing up with big monitors. there's food, drinks here. it is amazing. then can you meet anthony and possibly talk to him if you come down. if you're in the area, come down. if you're at home, make sure to tune in and engage us on-line as well. we'll be right back, after this. [ male announcer ] did you know that if you wear a partial, you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. poligrip helps minimize stress which may damage supporting teeth by stabilizing your partial. care for your partial. help protect your natural teeth. is what makes us different. we take the time to get to know you and your unique health needs. then we help create a personalized healthcare experience that works for you. and you. and you. with 50 years of know-how, and a dedicated network of doctors, health coaches, and wellness experts, we're a partner you can rely on --
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it was supposed to be a birthday party. but it turned in a crime scene last night. two high school students were killed at this party just outside of houston. 19 people also wounded after someone fired into the crowd. many of those people who were hit were hit as a result of the gunshots, i should say hurt. this afternoon, the sheriff gave more details about what happened. >> out of no apparent provocation, someone discharged a firearm in apparent celebration of music. someone else who thinks it's important to carry a pistol to a birthday party, decides to pull theirs. and recklessly reacted to the gunfire and shoots into the crowd. >> the sheriff said the invitation to that party was posted on social media. over 100 people were there.
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deputies are looking for two suspects and still trying to determine a motive. to michigan now where there are more questions than answers for a family after woman who was shot and killed while apparently trying to get help after a car accident. the a homeowner killed 19-year-old mcbride when she knocked on his door last weekend. nic robertson has the story. >> reporter: a simple white coffin, so many questions unanswered. ranisha mcbride's family came to do what no parents should ever have to do, say a final good-bye to their young daughter. their faith now in the prosecutor and police. >> we believe that ken worthy will do the right thing and prosecute to the fullest extent. so we have confidence in that and deer born heights police will cooperate and give all of the information that's needed. >> at the house where she was shot early saturday morning, in
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a leafy lower middle class neighborhood, police are still search willing for clues. no one charged yet. neighbors say the man who lives here is white, in his 50s, quiet, law-abiding, lives alone. but why renisha mcbride was here is unclear. she crashed her car into a parked vehicle some distance away then as much as two hours later comes here. according to her family, asking for help. that's when things go horribly wrong. a shot is fired. >> just watching from the window, i didn't see nothing. then three, four minutes later, i see ten or seven police cars. >> the 19-year-old high school graduate, according to the alleged gunman's attorney, was accidentally shot in the face as he feared she was trying to break in. proving hard for her family to comprehend. >> was it an accident that the gun was aimed at her face?
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is that an accident? >> anger and frustration fuelling small protests, from people who feel she was shot because she was black. police and the family's attorney say there's not enough answers yet to reach that conclusion. >> the worst part for me is that have you a suspect, evidently he admitted that he done this thing, but the police arrested him, then the police let him go. that's kind of hard pill to swallow. >> at the chapel where friends join family to say their good-byes, there is little solis that justice must wait. all here, mourning a life barely lived, in death, leaving a legacy of questions. nic robertson, cnn, deer born heights, michigan. >> next up, a veteran's day story you'll want to share with your friends. a special delivery, 70 years in the making.
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arriving in the philippines from all over the world, two days after a massive typhoon ravaged the country. the death toll is very high. a lot of hard work toward recovery only beginning. cnn's anna corinne is in a make-shift aid center today. >>. >> reporter: the people of the philippines, pitching in, volunteering their time to make sure that those who have lost absolutely everything, have the basic necessities. at the welfare office here, where hundreds of volunteers have gathered to put together food and aid, i want to introduce to you richard, who has been here all day. which is why so many people come. >> they are here to express
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their concern. to the ones who are affected with the typhoon. they want to offer their help as well. there are individuals, private individuals as well, that are students. they come here and offer themselves. >> are you overwhelmed by the generosity. >> actually, overwhelmed is an understatement. we are deeply touched. there are foreigners here. there are germans who came as visitors, vacation, and when they heard about the typhoon they came here for relief for all of those stricken. >> we congratulate you and the volunteers involved. >> yeah. >> these volunteers will be back here tomorrow and in coming weeks as they make sure that those who so desperately need food and water, get it. anna coren, the philippines.
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>> in other news, veteran's day. a chance to salute those who served in the military. there will be parades, speeches, flags. for one nashville family, all eyes are on a van coming down the street. it carries a piece of history that reconnects a daughter and two sons to their now deceased hero father. in a crate in a dhl warehouse in nashville sits a delivery that has waited 69 years. how it got here, well, that's the story. it begins in the sky over nazi germany, november 1944. a young american pilot struggled to control his shot-up b-17 bomber. the plane is dying and so is his wounded crew. they can't bailout. he has it try it crash land in belgium. mary ann hubert was only a child living there at the time. but she knows the story. he gets out of the clouds and
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what does he see? >> caller: he sees the steeple of a church. >> right in front? >> caller: a few feet below his wing. so his copilot and himself, they have to brace them self to try to lift the wing and they miss it by a feet or two. >> the plane lands in the field, sparing the village, saving the crew. americans go back to england and the bomber vanishes. so the plane essentially just disappears into the village itself. piece by piece. >> completely. just like ants eating something. >> decades go by, life goes on. then one day mary ann finds the plane again. well, at least part of it. this particular piece was found where? >> caller: it was found in a chicken coup. >> it is a steel ring three feet wide from the machine gun
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tourette gun wing. mary ann set out to find the pilot of that day. after years of digging, she did. lieutenant james dimel of plantation, florida. and so the remnant was loaded with loving care and returned to the air once more. bound for the united states. sadly, lieutenant dimel died in 2010. but that only make the discovery all the more important to his family. as i found out in the phone call. >> caller: we're just so excited that it will happen on veteran's day, which just makes the whole event more of an honor. >> in other words, this will be one very special delivery. that package, by the way, will be delivered tomorrow morning. the pilot's family will be there to receive it along with mary ann hubert and loved ones of the bomber's radio operator. it will be quite a day. next, the horrors inside new orleans. memorial hospital during hurricane katrina. patients left to die and in some
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it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. images coming out of the philippines are gut-wrenching. also, plans can be made days, weeks, even years before the storm hits. those are lessons from hurricane katrina. a new book details the drastic but often horrifying choices made at one new orleans hospital during 2005 storm. dr. sherry fink, author of "five days at memorial" hopes her book is a wake-up call. she talked to don lemon about how it happened then and how it could happen again. >> they have back-up power below flood level. circuits fgot wet. it became very unbearable. everything on american hospitals
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rely on electricity. they have to decide who to save first when the helicopters started to arrive. they have about 2,000 people, about 250 patients. here in new york city we have hospitals who have their back-up power systems vulnerable it flooding and we have a storm surge and many hospitals in new york city are on rivers and the ocean. same with nursing homes. so same kind of problems. we haven't yet learned all this we need to learn and applied that from katrina. >> after that happening down in new orleans from katrina, what sticks with you most about this this is. >> i think obviously this hospital, kind of the most extreme thing that you can imagine, happened. which is that half the storm, doctors and nurses were accused of having hastened the deaths of their patience. >> when you say hastening the deaths, that means they were just allowing the people to -- they were on life support, they were allowing them not to -- >> more than that. it was allegedly, and what i found out, is actually, that
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medicines were actually injected that would hasten the deaths of the patients. >> these aren't mercy killings. >> that is sort of what was alleged. then there became a debate because, what is that line between comforting the patients, the same medicines you would use in a normal dose to give comfort. or you know, were they pushing them over the edge. in the end there were 20 patients who forensic pathologists determined had received these drugs in short order and died and some of the doctors were willing to tell me that, yes, we did this. we did do this intentionally. we felt the situation was so desperate because we had to wit a long time for rescue for the patients. >> is there any sort of justification for this, that things are so bad that it is better that patient's life be ended than having to suffer through? >> it is interesting. a lot of people thought their families would say that. thank you for doing this merciful thing. my loved one would not have survived anyways and you gave
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them a comfortable way out. but almost 2-1 they were upset. maybe my mom or my husband didn't have a whole lot of time left but that time was still valuable so that time should have been made to rescue him or her. >> in your book, it says that they all vowed not to talk about it afterwards, right? >> they did. some of them told me there was a code of silence about it. i think that was in part brought about by tfact that very soon - some of the doctors and nurses felt this was the right thing do. some won't make it. other doctors and nurses said, are you kidding me? we don't do this. and they stood against it. very early on, they went to the media, they went to the authorities. authorities started to investigate. eventually a doctor and two nurses were arrested. you can imagine why there was a code of silence. >> was it a matter of in this particular case, a matter of how sick someone was. their race.
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their weight. what were the criteria to, you know, for hastening life? >> so i think one of the most disturbing parts of this was that one gentleman who weighed, i think he was close to 400 pounds. and he was on the seventh floor. of course, no el i have tevator. he was conscious. he ate breakfast. he said, are we ready to rock and roll. and there was a discussion that he was just too heavy to carry down the steps. that is something that happens because we have obesity. >> what happened? >> he was one of the 20 with the forensic pathologists with the drugs in their bodies. at bellevue hospital after soup are storm sandy, again, the last person who was taken out was a very heavy-set patient. but they kept carrying fuel up to some back-up generators on the 13th floor until they could
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get one el i have tevator runnit him out. maybe we learned something. . we need to think about the infrastructure in this country. tremendously vulnerable. in new york city, there is a proposal that will go through the local city council to demand that hospitals be brought up to kind of a higher building standard. so that by the year 2030, which is still a long way away, that we will have hospitales with back-up power protected against flooding. it seems kind of crazy that we don't have that already. and that's a vulnerability all over the country. >> our thanks to dr. sherry fink. her book is called "five days at memorial." it's been called the fastest growing culture in country. growing marijuana and businesses popping up around it. even wall street is interesting. that's next. customer erin swenson ordered shoes from us online but they didn't fit. customer's not happy, i'm not happy.
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legal marijuana is among one of the fastest growing industries in the u.s. the legal marijuana market is an industry with sky high potential. this year, u.s. sales of legal marijuana may be worth an estimated $1.5 billion. next year, an estimated $3 billion. yes, that's a 100% increase. that's serious money. this weekend, our don lemo spoke
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with supporters and critics of the business of pot. >> let's break down the legal marijuana business with our guest. steve deangelo is the president of arc view investors network and long time marijuana activist. he joins us via skype. he is in prague. then jaman shybly. former manager at microsoft and co-founder of diego peliser, a company aiming to be the starbucks of pot. that is very interesting. i think you will be a very wealthy man one day. i will tell you why in just a minute. he joins us from seattle. then kevin sabet. he opposes legal pot. kevin and i have talked about this many times. we are getting to be old friends. he worked for the drug administration with the obama and bush administrations. he wrote the book "reefer sanity" and he is not hearing
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anything. first to you, you said it will mint more money than microsoft, kevin. how do you figure? >> it under a global regime of prohibition per the united nations 1961 single convention treaty to which virtually every country in the world is a signatory. notable exceptions such as uruguay exist. those point to a key of why prohibition is coming to an end a lot closer than most people think. >> steven, who is going to back you? in the eyes of feds, this is still illegal. where will the money come from? >> at the argue group, which we started three years ago, in our early years, we saw mostly cannabis industry insiders who were interested in other businesses in the industry. more and more, we're seeing investors. in some case, they are just high
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network individuals and in some cases, funds have been created specifically to invest in the cannabis industry. >> are you in this for the weed, or are you in it for the money? >> well, i've been doing this for 40 years. i fell in love with the cannabis plant and learned of its benefits and my life's mission is to bring the truth about this plant to the world. i've spent more money doing activism than i'll ever make on cannabis. >> okay. so people have tried to guess what kind of money this new legal pot industry will pull down. instead of back alleys, if pot could be sold in corner stores, will this impact people who may have never bought marijuana? >> well, yes. it's certainly impacting people who have never bought marijuana in their lives. oakland, which has had a cannabis tax for the past three years, arbor side health center is the second-largest retail taxpayer in the city. we pay for the salaries of well over a dozen cops and teachers
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every year. >> i wonder, kevin, if we're looking at this like marijuana and pot through the same eyes. and maybe we shouldn't. because by all accounts, i'm just being honest, just giving you the research here as a journalist, alcohol is much worse for you than marijuana. so maybe there shouldn't even be a comparison and that's why there's such a negative when it comes to marijuana. >> well, the question is worse compared to what? when it comes to iq for young people, marijuana is worse than alcohol. when it comes to violence, alcohol is worse. why is one is worse than the other? the point is alcohol's legality is here to stay for cultural reasons. why do we want to create the new big toe becobacco and the new a industry now in the name of marijuana? >> don lemon, who's now in las vegas. he's there for the premiere of "anthony bourdain's parts unknown." and he spoke with the world's
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if you're still hungry for more after tonight's season finale of "parts unknown," don't fear. anthony bourdain and friends will host a one-hour postseason show called "last bite". it's live from las vegas. don lemon is with anthony bourdain in las vegas tonight. >> the season finale is tonight. the season finale is in detroit. but we're here in las vegas. you picked this because you think that this sort of represents america. >> look, there's high roller vegas and then there is for me the real vegas. this is the real vegas. this is the vegas i love, this side of town. >> rosie, come here. what does anthony have here? >> he has joseph james palo. >> what is this one? >> firestone, unfiltered wheat beer. >> so this one is not local?
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you're mr. local. >> i eat local, drink local. >> seriously, why do you love this place so much? why do you love las vegas? >> they used to dance on the roof here i think. when they would explode the a bomb during nuclear tests. i think it's one of the oldest establishments in vegas. locals drink here and eat here. you know, it's not that faceless corporate feel, anonymous feel of a casino. it should surprise you not at all that i feel right at home in places like this. >> i agree with you. i'm having much more fun here than i'm having in my fancy hotel, which is in the famous strip. this is more fun. this is more authentic to me. we'll talk a little bit more about this and why it's called at atomic, because they would test the bombs and people would come and watch. i want to talk to you about "parts unknown," the finale for
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this season, detroit. you love detroit. >> look, i love detroit. i think it's a great american city. it's almost everything great arguably that truly american came out of detroit. it was the automobile, the highway, the credit card, the dream of upper mobility. it is an iconic city. it is still, to my mind, a beautiful city. i greatly admire all of the troubles they've had, sort of fierce and very black humored spirit of the people who chose to remain and see it through. it was sort of love at first sight for me. it's a place i felt great loyalty to from way back and a place i wanted to portray on television. >> you went places this season that you have not gone in the previous seasons and on your other shows. tokyo was, shall we say, different. >> i think that's an example of a show -- that's a destination
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i've been to many times, i've made a lot of television there. the challenge, as it often is, to go someplace that we've done before or other people have done before, but show a side to it, an important side, one that most people, for obvious reasons, haven't chosen to put on television. it is some pretty dark, disturbing stuff. but along with all of the things that you're comfortable with and love about japan, there's that, too. it's something i wanted to look at for a while and didn't think i could get away with it. >> the reason i said it was different and interesting is because you talk about sex bondage. you talk about masochism. and i asked you earlier when i saw you, what does all this have to do with food? but it's part of the experience when you go to that country. >> it's part of japanese pop culture. those sorts of images, that sort of fantasy life. it's pretty lurid stuff, but how many copies has "fifty shades of grey" sold in the states?
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so no reason to be too smug about japan being perverted or anything. we're at least as disturbed. you know, they do things in very lurid, very visual ways. >> i'm martin savidge. as you've heard, the season finale of "parts unknown" is coming up. the live special "last bite" from las vegas, that will be at 10:00 eastern. first, anthony bourdain's "parts unknown" from tokyo begins right now. pity the salary man. tokyo's willing cog in an enormous machine requiring long hours, low pay, total dedication. and sometimes, what's called koroshi, death by overwork. here in a society of tight

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